do you take lecithin? I have read that helps prevent clogs. ***********************/nutrition/vitamins/lecithin.html
kellymom also said, "B-complex, evening primrose oil and thyme have also been recommended for treating recurrent plugged ducts."
i did some research and found other suggestions.
~cut down on saturated fats in your diet
~pumping more often
My additional thoughts-
~try a different kind of horn/shield. yours may be too small, preventing proper drainage? i personally LOVE the pumpin pals angled shield (i should be conpensated for all the praise i give them! lol!)
~different pump? or try different speeds when you pump
for getting those nasty clogs out- i found that my manual pumps got them out quickly and easily. i discovered this when i EP'ed with my first baby. after a previous episode of mastitis, i panicked when i found another clog. My electric pump wasn't an option at the moment and i wanted to get it out ASAP. all i had on hand was the cheap manual that came free along with my pump in style. it looks like a bike pump (also got one in the accessory kit from the hospital). In less than a minute, it su.cked the clog out. i think it's because you can control the suction and do long hard pulls. Last time I EP'ed, i got clogs every few weeks. This time around I haven't had one (knock on wood- almost 4 months in). I wonder if it's because I use my manual 1/2 the time. This time I use the Harmony, but it also has a much different suction than the pump in style. It's much harsher than the PISA so i wouldn't use a manual all the time, but it can't hurt to try to use it to get the clog out.
grr... you can search kelly mom and lecithin for that very important and helpful medical info.